Equity Derivatives


Cost for BPP PD Members: £490 + VAT 6 CPD Hours
(£615.00 + VAT for non BPP PD Members Click Here for details of our membership scheme).


The course has been designed for delegates with an interest in equity derivatives – with emphasis on those derivative products commonly used in the UK marketplace. The course is targeted at anyone who works with equity derivatives or who has a more general interest in the topic. Amongst others, the course is relevant for those working for investment banks, asset management firms, law firms, accountants and financial advisory businesses.

In terms of job function the course is suitable for those working in the following areas: Trading, sales, advisory, operations, middle office, finance, IT, compliance, risk, legal, analysts.

Course Content

This one day course provides an insight into the two main styles of derivative seen in the UK equity market: "delta one" and options. The course covers index futures, contracts for difference and exchange traded funds along with call and put options.

Delegates who attend the course will leave with a better understanding of how these products are used by speculators and hedgers, as well as a sound knowledge of their mechanics and pricing.

The instructor will run a number of exercises throughout the course. Although no working experience of equity derivatives is assumed, delegates should ensure they are comfortable with the learning outcomes of the Introduction to Derivatives (including Futures, Forwards, Options & Swaps) course before attending this course.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • The trading and settlement mechanisms for exchange-traded index futures
  • How fair future prices can be theoretically derived, and the impact of dividend yields on forward pricing
  • How some other “delta-one” derivatives such as CFDs are used in the equity market
  • The key features of option contracts
  • The importance of volatility to the options market
  • How option traders can “delta” hedge their exposures

"A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon request, following attendance."

Course Dates

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London 01 Oct 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now

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